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Waiting not so patiently...

The new toys have been ordered. The iPad, the work laptop, and a 27" iMac are all in process, along with a few related toys. Pent-up demand, me? The last serious electronic toy was the iPod Touch, now about a year and a half old. My iMac G4 (the lamp model) dates from 2002, an eternity in computer years. The work PowerBook G4 is newer--made in 2005, might have been purchased in 2006.

Now, the waiting. The work laptop, as previously reported, was ordered, returned, and a newer model ordered. I have no tracking info on this process, all handled by our computer section. Probably just as well, lest my head explode.

I ordered the new iMac last Thursday with extra memory, which delays the shipping. It left California Monday and should be delivered Friday. The all-in-one printer and an Airport Extreme were delivered yesterday, but I've left them boxed up while trying to clear part of my desk and plan the re-arrangement of cords. Oh, and I got a *real* UPS locally, long a deficiency of my home setup.

The iPad was ordered after Tax Day stress, but is the model promised to ship at "the end of April". MacRumors reports that orders placed before April 18 will be delivered Friday, so I should get mine then. I'd like to get it set up and take it on my trip to Columbus, OH the first part of next week.

As you might guess, I'm not leaving the house Friday until FedEx gets here!


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Apr. 29th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
oh, so envious...
I'm typing this on my Powerbook G4 (which I love, since it has everything and weighs 4 lbs but it's getting old.) Not sure I want an iPad yet, but would be very happy with a new Mac...

To change topics to one of your earlier messages, do you belong to LA Fitness by any chance? There's one in Norcross, and one down in Toco Hills, and I can always use a workout buddy to force encourage
me to go regularly.
Apr. 29th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
Re: oh, so envious...
Yep, my work laptop is a PowerBook G4 which has served me well. However, it's showing its age and hard life, and I think it's time to get the current chip.

At the moment my only fitness membership is with Jazzercise. My brother and sister-in-law use Athletic Club Northeast over in Executive Park. I could sure use an exercise buddy if I do have to give up Jazzercise, but I think I'll want a facility with a pool if I do join a club. The Toco LA Fitness is pool-less, I believe.

How's (and where's) their Norcross facility?
Apr. 29th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re: oh, so envious...
Both the LA Fitness in Toco Hills and Norcross have lap pools. (I'll admit I've never used them, but they seem to be adequate and well-used.) Norcross has basketball, which Toco Hills doesn't, and the equipment is slightly different but mostly equivalent. They both have all sorts of classes, although I tend to avoid those. And they'll take a credit card for membership (as opposed to Bally's, which wants a bank draft.)

The Norcross gym is on Jimmy Carter where Mervyn's used to be, in the big strip mall between 141 and Holcomb Bridge, across from the hotels.

Your best bet might be to go in and take the tour (at either facility.) If you want to come in on a guest pass, let me know. (They'll *still* want to give you the tour, of course.)

You might also want to scope out the Curves in Toco Hills (not sure whether they have a pool.) I think there was another women's gym, over by Bagel Palace too.
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